At Gilberdyke Primary School we follow the requirements of The English National Currriculum, which can be found below. Throughout every curriculum area there is a strong emphasis on the basic skills of Reading and Writing, which are key drivers throughout our currciulum.


Reading and Phonics

Phonics is taught throughout the Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 (where required). As a school the objectives are taken from The National Curriculum and Letters and Sounds.

Reading is evident in every curriculum area throughout the school and children are encouraged to read regularly at home from the schools reading scheme. Reading regularly at home means a child becomes a Reading Gladiator and earns rewards for their efforts.

The classroom libraries are available for children weekly to borrow a book to encourage their enjoyment of reading for pleasure.



Writing is evident in every aspect of our curriculum and key genres are taught throughout the school. Writing is linked very closely to a key text and the topic, taking inspiration for writing from reading.

The objectives of the New Curriculum are followed to ensure that the skills learnt in spelling, punctuation and grammar are embedded and transferred into writing.

Samples of our Autumn Terms planning, showing the genres covered, can be found on the link below:

Year 5 and 6 - Is it right to fight?

Year 3 and 4 - Invaders and Settlers

Year 1 and 2 - Fiery Dragons